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July 22, 2022

Airborne 07.22.22: ANN IS AT OSH22!, PMA450C Audio Panel, eArcher!

Also: Trig TX56 & TX57, Avmax & Universal Hydrogen, 737 MAX Sales, G650 Steep Approach
Oshkosh is but a few days away! ANN staff is ALREADY on site in Oshkosh, Wisconsin prepping for our most expansive coverage yet. We are hosting the largest (and best) crew of writers, videographers and aero-experts we’ve EVER brought to the wilds of Oshkosh. DO NOT MIss our dozens of daily news stories at, our DAILY Airborne episodes at and based on our successes at Sun ‘n Fun 2022, we are bringing the Morning Brief  episodes to oshkosh each day, at or around 0900 at PS Engineering has announced the release of it’s new PMA450C audio panel, a lower priced iteration of the co

Alaska Airlines Flight Delayed After Captain Walks

There and Back Again—A Pilot’s Tale

In a worrying instance that belies the image of the airline pilot as the cool-headed, consummate professional, an Alaska Airlines flight from Washington DC to San Francisco was delayed for over three hours when the aircraft’s captain refused to fly after an alleged and apparently irreconcilable disagreement the first-officer.

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Commemorative Air Force’s D-Day Squadron Plans Return to Europe

C-47s to Venerate D-Day and Berlin Airlift

The Commemorative Air Force’s D-Day Squadron—an American fleet of historic, restored C-47 World War II military aircraft—will announce at the EAA’s 20022 AirVenture event that it will return to Europe in 2024 for the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

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Dynon Showcases New AF-6600 EFIS Display at AirVenture

In With the Old! In With the New!

Dynon, the Washington State-based manufacturer of avionics for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft, has returned to AirVenture with the AF-6600, a new flagship Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) display from its Advanced Flight Systems Division.

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PS Engineering’s New PMA450C Audio Panel Impresses

Necessity Mothers Innovation

PS Engineering—the Tennessee-based maker of aviation audio components—has announced the release of it’s new PMA450C audio panel, a lower priced iteration of the company’s General Aviation flagship PMA450B, with which the new unit shares many functions.

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ALPA Urges DOT to Protect U.S. Pilot Jobs

DOT Action Threatens to Undermine Historical Labor Rights

Delta Airlines and LATAM, a Chilean/Brazilian group of air-carriers headquartered in Chile, are undertaking a joint-venture that will see the two entities plan, price, and share revenues and costs of a route structure encompassing the whole of the North and South American continents. 

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Airbus and easyJet Announce Farnborough Deal

British Air Carrier to Acquire 56 A320neo Family Narrowbody Airliners

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace powerhouse, has announced that easyJet, the British low-cost airline, has confirmed an order for 56 of the airframer’s A320neo family narrow-body airliners. 

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Classic Aero-TV: AirVenture Airshow - Airshow Beauty in Slow Motion

From 2018 (YouTube Version): The Displays Never Fail To Amaze The AirVenture Audience

The world’s best aerobatic, military, and warbird pilots make Oshkosh a priority for their air show performance schedule because they have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers in the community, as well as perhaps the most aviation-savvy audience on the planet. AirVenture’s daily air shows feature a vast variety in today’s world of flight - precision aerobatics, the latest innovations, rare and unique flying ex

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Airborne-Flight Training 07.14.22: Skyborne Options, ALPA On Warpath, SAS Strike

Also: New Civil Air Patrol Logo, ANG C-130J Training, Turkish Civil Av Authority, Instructor/Student Robbed

Skyborne Airline Academy has announced that it will offer a program by which individuals may learn to fly prior to committing to cockpit careers. The institution also announced it intends to offer a CFI scholarship to program graduates wishing to become flight instructors at Skyborne. The new program comprises a ten-month course that trains applicants through their Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating, and Commercial Certificate. Applicants may commence training at their discretion, and may choose to add optional supplements. ALPA has f

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-23

After Take-Off, Airplane Started To Shake And Yaw To The Right

On June 11, 2022, about 1207 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-23, N3477P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Stockbridge, Georgia. The pilot and pilotrated passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot he conducted a preflight inspection of the airplane with no anomalies noted before departing Berry Hill Airport (7GA7), Stockbridge, Georgia, on a personal flight. The pilot stated he had just purchased the airplane and that it had just undergone an annual inspection. The pilot and the airplane’s previous owner were flying to Covington, Georgia to

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.22)

Aero Linx: HeliOffshore HeliOffshore is the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry. Our mission is to lead a collective safety conversation, identifying the right priorities, supported by the right resources, delivering the right actions, to transform frontline safety performance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.22): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

Takeoff Hold Lights (THL) The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline. The lights are focused toward the arrival end of the runway at the “line up and wait” point, and they extend for 1,500 feet in front of the holding aircraft. Illuminated red lights indicate to an aircraft in position for takeoff or rolling that it is unsafe to takeoff because the runway is occupied or about to be occupied by an aircraft or vehicle.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.22.22)

“The Department’s action is contrary to the interests of U.S. workers—and contrary to the pro-labor policy objectives of the Biden Administration. We urge the DOT to reverse course and reinstate the strong pro-labor provisions originally negotiated in this deal to protect U.S. workers and stop the outsourcing of American jobs.” Source: From a statement by ALPA president Captain Joe DePete in regards to their insistence that DoT reinstate a key labor provision that would protect U.S. pilot jobs before approving the joint-venture agreement between Delta Air Lines and LATAM.

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